If you HAD to do one of these two things, for whatever reason, which would you rather do?
Borrow $2,000 From a Friend
Rules and asides....let's say you can't immediately pay your friend back. You need that money for a legit purpose and they won't see it for awhile. And for panhandling, you can make a sign, walk up to people, whatever...but you are out on the street asking strangers for money.
The rules of Choose and Defend say you have to make a choice and then defend that choice in comments. It is as simple as that. So what will you do? Choose and Defend!